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Notice: The lift at St. John's Library is temporarily out of service. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Notice: Cornish Library is closed until further notice due to a failure of the HVAC system. Materials placed on hold can be picked up at Harvey Smith Library (999 Sargent Ave.) beginning Friday, January 21, 2022.

Notice: Munroe library is closed for renovations.

Notice: Face masks must be worn at all times. Proof of immunization is not required to visit a library branch. Select in-person programming will require proof of immunization; participants will be notified accordingly. View more information on our Library Services During COVID-19 guide.

Avis : Le port du masque est exigé en tout temps. Il n'est pas nécessaire de fournir une preuve d'immunisation pour entrer dans les bibliothèques. Une preuve d'immunisation sera requise dans le cadre de certains programmes intérieurs; les participants seront avisés en conséquence. Pour en savoir plus, visitez : Services de bibliothèques durant la pandémie de COVID-19.

Winnipeg Public Library
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St. James-Assiniboia
Library

1910 Portage Ave.

Today's hours:


*Libraries are on a temporarily reduced schedule. The closed days with * will have regular hours resume later in 2022.

Branch Information

  • Hours of Operation

  • Contact

    Information Services:
    204-986-5583
    Branch Head:
    Stephanie George
  • Mailing Address

    1910 Portage Ave.
    Winnipeg, MB
    R3J 0J2
  • Meeting Spaces

    (Call or visit us to book) Program Rooms: None
    Capacity: N/A
    Tutorial Rooms: None
    Capacity: N/A
    More about meeting spaces
  • Wheelchair Access

    All areas are wheelchair accessible
  • Book Return

    Front of the building
  • Closest Bus Stops:

    # 20284 Eastbound Portage at Rutland
    # 20209 Westbound Portage at Amherst
  • Parking

    Parking lot on west side of building.
  • Free Wifi

    Available whenever the library is open

About the Library

Collections and Programs

Items for loan include Adult and Children's fiction and non-fiction, graphic novels, magazines, music, audiobooks, video games (Xbox, PS4, Nintendo Wii & Switch) and movies (DVDs and Blu-ray). As a branch of Winnipeg Public Library, members can also access an extensive eLibrary for downloadable eBooks, eMagazines, information resources and online journals, and streaming movies and music.

Libraries are offering a limited selection of programs and workshops at this time. Browse our Upcoming Events to find what's on. Some programs require registration. All library programs are free.

Facility and Services

St. James-Assiniboia Library is located beside the St. James Collegiate, close to Ferry Road at Portage Ave. The library is wheelchair accessible. The adult non-fiction, program and meeting room, and a newspaper/magazine room are on the second floor.

The Library has bookable computers with MS Office and Internet access, and free WiFi. There are tables for studying. Photocopying and printing is available for a fee. Scanning to email is free.

St. James library has a SAD light therapy lamp for use onsite, year round.

For your convenience, there is an after-hours book return on the front of the building.

History

St. James-Assiniboia Library opened in 1958. The library was built by the then independent city of St. James. It was expanded in 1963 and a second floor added in 1970, resulting in one of the largest branches in the Winnipeg Public Library system. The 25,351 sq. ft. library underwent some renovations in 2013-2014.

Upcoming Events at St. James-Assiniboia Library


Last update: December 30, 2021

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